State Libraries: State Budget Cuts Force Library of Virginia to Slash Reading Rooms Days
The reading rooms at the Library of Virginia will close Saturdays and Mondays to help address job cuts due to a statewide drop in revenue projections announced last month.
The new schedule begins Nov. 14.The move comes after the library was told it must cut 18 employees – 12 full time and six part time – to offset a five percent budget reduction mandated by the state.
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